Collection Campaign: The fifth and sixth grade students at Bismarck Henning Junior High in Bismarck, IL are working hard to save as many gorillas as possible! We are reaching out to our school to collect 1,000 cellphones throughout the month of March. We have created posters and a video to share and spread our message.
Dulles, which came in 2nd in last year's challenge with 1572 phones, decided to try again this year, with the initial idea that they would use the prize money for new playground equipment at Dulles. However, when Dulles found out that another school in the district -- Oakdale Elementary -- was raising funds for their new playground so that kids of all abilities, including those with walkers and wheelchairs, could play together, it was decided that Oakdale needed the money more than Dulles. Because of the new goal, Dulles asked all of the other schools in the district (1 high, 3 middle, and 5 elementary schools) to help with the collection. In addition to coverage in the Community Press and collection boxes placed in the community, reminders were sent to parents in weekly newsletters asking them to collect phones from family and friends and to bring them all in to help.